I grew up spending time outside hunting and fishing and from that developed my interest in nature. My passion (addiction?) for photography grew from a desire to simply be outside. I love to drive the back roads and explore places I've never been before while "hunting" for the right moment to stop and take a photograph. Being behind the camera helps me to "be in the moment" and to truly experience what is right in front of me. A side benefit of taking pictures is that I get to share what I see with others and hopefully somebody once in awhile will like my photos enough to pay for one...which enables me to selfishly head back out to lose myself in the landscape again.